BlackBerry has entered into a partnership with IBM and has announced SecuTablet. This slate is from SecuSmart, a German based tech firm that BlackBerry acquired in the last year. The SecuTablet is a secured variant of the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and it is suitable for the government and business purposes.
The SecuTablet is bundled with security aspects that will ensure to keep the information stored in the slate greatly encrypted. However, the slate will still allow smooth usage of personal applications including Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp.
The SecuTablet is priced at $2,380 that translates to approximately Rs 1.5 lakhs. This is pretty expensive, but it is not meant for the masses. The high-grade security communications suite developed by SecuSMART will be preloaded in the device and it makes the tablet particularly for “national and international public sector markets and enterprises.”
Amidst numerous probing and data hacking activities in the tech world, the USP of the BlackBerry SecuTablet is high-graded security. This will ensure that the data stored in the device is extremely secure and all the communications that are happening via the tablet are safeguarded using voice and data encryption solutions. This way, the users of this tablet can be free from the fear of hack or data leak via malware or other unwanted sources.
IBM plays a role in providing the secure app wrapping technology called SecuSmart for the SecuTablet. This app will assist in implementing high security solutions. The SecuTablet comes with SecuSmart’s special micro SD card that has several cryptographic chips to protect the information that are transferred as well stored in the device. For such a hefty price tag, the tablet arrives bundled with the required app-wrapping and management software, one year maintenance contract and Secusmart’s MicroSD encryption card.